2 Loads of top soil?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gr8cutter, May 15, 2004.

  1. gr8cutter

    gr8cutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I have a customer that wants 2 dump trucks of top soil deliverd to an empty lot and spread. I called and the top soil is $147 a load delivered. I have use of a tractor with 6 ft box blade. How much should I charge for this job?

    Thanks in advance for everyones assistance.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    6 wheelers?... 10 wheelers?... 18 wheelers? How many yards are you talking about? Most companies have either a day rate with a machine, or a per yard installed rate for topsoil. ;)
  3. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    2 tri-axle loads im assuming. 600 sounds good. 100/hour 4 hours 2 hundy for tractor travel etc. plus material

    so thats.. what....900 or something.

    remember, you are charging "retail" or something like it, not /load. so thats 36 yrds x's what ever the going rate is, after 10 yrds discount.

    i dont like pay/time, i like going with a quote so you can "fudge" numbers where you need to when you itemize your final bill. if ya like the customer come in a little under, dont like um a little higher. its all subjective anyway:)
  4. fourseasonlawns

    fourseasonlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    tractor and boxblade rental and delivery at $500. 4 hours at $100per hour labor. Add material and delivery. Why work for minimum wage?
  5. gr8cutter

    gr8cutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Thanks for your help. I am charging a flat rate. Just needed to know if I was being competitive. You guys make this site great!

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